Residence Unit

Display Title: 
Residence Unit
Year: 
2020-2021
Program Points : 
20 or fewer points
Tuition: 
$38,506

Here are the centrally administered charges that may appear in the student's monthly billing statement. We encourage students to consult with their school's financial aid office to understand what other costs may make up their total cost of attendance, such as books and supplies; room and board; personal expenses, etc.

 

TUITION AND FEES

 

ITEMAMOUNT

Tuition

$38,506 flat rate per term for 20 points or fewer

University Services and Support Fee, Morningside Campus (formerly Facilities Fee)

All students registered on the Morningside Campus shall be charged a University Services and Support Fee. Each program calculates the amount of the fee differently, depending on the student’s status. This fee combines the Information Technology Fee (all students charged, including part-time) and the Cross-Cutting Multi-School Activities Fee. For students registered in a terminal Masters program in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), there will be an additional Career Education Fee to support career services. Students from the Executive Programs who wish to use the athletic facilities must pay a fee at the gym. This fee shall be charged per term as follows:

- Students registered in full-time terminal Masters Programs in GSAS: $305 Fall* / $305 Spring

- Students registered in part-time terminal Masters Programs in GSAS: $176 Fall* / $176 Spring

- Students registered in all other full-time Programs: $261 Fall* / $261 Spring

- Students registered in all other part-time Programs: $132 Fall* / $132 Spring

*(Fall fee has been reduced to reflect unique campus operations for Fall 2020. This is a lower amount than planned to reflect the reduced availability of certain services and support, including athletics facilities and Lerner.)

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Student Activity Fee

All GSAS students registered for a Full Residence Unit, a Half Residence Unit, a Quarter Residence Unit, or Extended Residence shall be charged per term a Student Activity Fee of $35.*

All GSAS students who are in programs that charge by the point shall also be charged per term a Student Activity Fee of $35.*

*(Originally $45, the fee has been reduced to reflect unique campus operations for Fall 2020.)

$35 per term

(If applicable) Health and Related Services Fee

All full-time and residential students on the Morningside Campus, including students in study abroad programs, shall be charged the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee so that they may be eligible for Columbia-supported health care, counseling, special health programs, and information. Waivers from enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan may be granted in limited circumstances.

Full-time status is defined as 12 or more points, or students certified as full-time by their departments regardless of the number of points (according to the standard applied to all enrolled in a program).

For part-time, domestic students, enrollment in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan is optional.

Visit the Columbia Health website to read more about the due dates, process, waiver criteria, and documentation.

$610 per term

(If applicable) Health Insurance
 

Fall Term:  $1,400

Spring/Summer Term:  $2,276

Academic Year:  $3,676

 
Visit Columbia Health for information about health insurance premium rates.
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(If applicable) Dining

Visit Columbia Dining to find campus dining plan options for first-year Columbia College and Engineering students, as well as upper class, General Studies, and graduate school students. 

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(If applicable) Housing

Visit University Apartment Housing for information about GS and graduate student housing availability and rates.

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(If applicable) Document Fee

All students registered in the University shall be charged a one-time $105.00 Document Fee that entitles students to e-transcripts, enrollment and degree certifications, and the mailing of the original diploma.

$105 one time

(If applicable) Foreign Check Fee

All students shall be charged a foreign check fee of $50.00 to cover additional processing costs on all payments made to the University in the form of a check, draft or money order in foreign currency or drawn on a foreign bank.

$50

(If applicable) Returned Check Fee

All students shall be charged a $20.00 returned check fee for any check that is not honored by the bank.

$20

(If applicable) Late Payment Charge

All students shall be subject to a one-time late payment charge of $150.00 if the total amount due for the term is not paid on or before the due date, or if increased charges resulting from subsequent changes to a student’s program are not paid at the time of the change.

In addition, a charge of 1.5 percent per billing cycle will be imposed on any amount past due.

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(If applicable) Late Registration Fees

$50 during late registration

$100 after late registration

(If applicable) Collection Fee

Students with a past due student account balance may be charged a collection fee if the account is referred to in-house staff to collect any amount past due, or an additional amount, equal to the cost of collection, if an external collection agency or attorney is used.

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(If applicable) International Services Charge

All foreign national students enrolled at Columbia University, except those students in the American Language Program or students registered through the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement, will be charged an International Services Charge of $110 each term. This fee supports the University’s services to international students.

$110 per term

(If applicable) Withdrawal Fee

$75

 

 

Check with your school for other costs of attendance

 

 

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